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Render.ly lets you add variants to screens, manage assets, detailed design specs and in the end automatically exports all of them with a one click. Our technology is smart enough to export only those elements that were changed. Thanks to the latest Adobe Generator technology we are the fastest plugin out there and the only one that works seamlessly in the background. Our top articles:
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Create a group for each variant and put “+” in front. Render.ly will automatically export as many screens as variants you have. All with same header, footer and other shared layers around variants. Each top level group is treated as a separate screen so you can build entire app/website in one .psd
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Treat each top-level group as a separate screen.
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Use prefixes to organize your design.
Use masks to control the size of the screens.
Adding “+” prefix will create a screen variant, which will be exported as a separate screen.
e.g. Render.ly will generate: home.jpg, home-place.jpg and home-questions.jpg.
Variants can share common layers and groups.
Adding “-” will exclude a layer or a group from all screens and variants.
Hint: Useful when you have a bunch of elements “for later” or some example images, assets, etc.
Add “*” prefix to include a layer or a group into all variants.
Element with “*” will be merged with all variants on the same level and deeper.
At the same time, it will be ignored during the export not to create a separate screen
containing only this layer (which would happen without asterisk).
e.g. you want to merge a “status-bar-blue” with all screens, but you don’t need it as a separate screen
Add “btn” prefix to create a button.
Add different states by naming inner layers or groups like :hover, :pressed or :gocrazy
Each button state will be exported as a separate .png, .gif
Add “ico” prefix to create an icon, it can be either a group or a single layer.
All icons will be exported as a transparent .png
Hint: It’s a good idea to keep icons as vectors, as of next release we will convert them into fonts!
Add “img” prefix to create a raster image. By default it will be exported as .jpg.
You can change the format by adding .png in the end of the layer.
Hint: It’s useful for exporting placeholder images, backgrounds, etc.